Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Etihad Airways Engineering, the largest commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider in the Middle East, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TARMAC Aerosave, an industrial group specialising in aircraft maintenance, storage and recycling and owned jointly by Airbus, Safran and Suez. The MoU paves the way for the two companies to identify and jointly pursue opportunities to develop, explore, support and extend Part 145 maintenance services and products to their customers from around the world.
the MoU, Etihad Airways Engineering and TARMAC Aerosave completed their first Airbus
A350 C-check in January for a leading Latin American airline at the TARMAC
facility in Tarbes, France. An Etihad Airways Engineering team flew from Abu
Dhabi to carry out and support the heavy maintenance check.
Airways Engineering Chief Executive Officer Abdul Khaliq Saeed said: “We are
happy to announce this collaboration which enhances our ability to support our
customers and represents a key milestone on our journey to add the A350 to our
extensive range of MRO capabilities.”
A350 heavy maintenance check also provided an opportunity for Etihad Airways
Engineering’s licensed engineers to complete hands-on Part 147 A350 training.
The company is gearing up to carry out A350 maintenance checks in Abu Dhabi from
Alain Leboucher, Executive Vice-President, TARMAC
Aerosave said: “We are pleased to cooperate with Etihad Airways Engineering in
order to develop synergies across our businesses and provide greater support to
our customers worldwide.”
Airways Engineering’s state-of-the-art facility is the largest independent
commercial MRO facility in the Middle East, located adjacent to Abu Dhabi
International Airport. Aircraft hangars at the facility cover approximately
66,000 sq metres, including 10,000 sq metres of aircraft painting facilities
and a custom-designed hangar that can accommodate up to three Airbus A380
aircraft simultaneously. The company has successfully completed maintenance
projects over the years for airlines across the world.